This filter can be used to prevent shortcodes used in the post custom field or post title field templates from being processed.


Applies to all forms:

add_filter( 'gform_process_template_shortcodes_pre_create_post', 'your_function_name', 10, 3 );

Applies to a specific form:

add_filter( 'gform_process_template_shortcodes_pre_create_post_5', 'your_function_name', 10, 3 );


  • $process_template_shortcodes boolean

    Is shortcode processing enabled? Default is false for the post content or true in other areas.

  • $field_type string

    The field type currently being processed. Possible values: post_custom_field, post_content, or post_title.

  • $post_data array

    The post data prepared from the current entry.

  • $form Form Object

    The current form object.

  • $feed Feed Object

    The current feed object.


1. Enable for all forms

This example shows how you can enable shortcode processing for all forms.

add_filter( 'gform_process_template_shortcodes_pre_create_post', '__return_true' );

2. Disable for a specific form

add_filter( 'gform_process_template_shortcodes_pre_create_post_5', '__return_false' );


This code should be placed in the functions.php file of your active theme.

Source Code

$process_template_shortcodes = apply_filters( 'gform_process_template_shortcodes_pre_create_post', $process_template_shortcodes, $field_type, $post_data, $form, $entry );

This filter is located in GFFormsModel::process_post_template() in forms_model.php.


This filter was added in Gravity Forms